Next week, on Tuesday May 8th, “the Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NOVAHCC) in partnership with Nationwide Insurance, Gabriel Zarate with Rogers & Goldbach Insurance and WMATA as transportation partner” will host a breakfast with the purpose of connecting diverse suppliers with commercial construction companies.  The goal is to create networking opportunities for suppliers looking to offer services in the fields of construction and engineering.  The breakfast will connect diverse firms with government contracting officers, corporate buyers, and more.

Susana Marino, President of the chamber believes the matchmaking breakfast is a perfect way to aid diverse suppliers looking to grow their business.  According to Marino, “In Fairfax County alone, 25% of Latino Businesses are in construction, but less than 7% of these businesses, enjoy the benefit of contracting with the government and large Buyers in the private sector due to not knowing the exigencies of the selection process. However, statistics show that once a supplier becomes the recipient of the first contract, the chances of getting a second one, increases by 80% and this are significant indeed and I feel already rewarded facilitating opportunities like this for the business community in the region.”

Interested parties may register for the event below
http://www.novahispanicchamber.com/events

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